5 For Friday: The Best Conference Championship Games

Conference Championship Week — excuse me, “Champ Week,” as ESPN has rebranded it — is afoot and leading us directly into Selection Sunday. For college basketball junkies, it doesn’t get much better than the week-and-change of tournaments played across the country. Conference tournaments have given us such memorable moments as the 2009, six-overtime classic between […]


College Football Has No Room For A Leicester City

As the final seconds of the 2015 Barclay’s Premier League season ticked away, supporters of Leicester City watched with glee as the Foxes punished the soon-to-be-relegated Queens Park Rangers by a score of 5-1. Though the day brought victory at home, it was the previous week’s road 0-0 draw that really sent the fans celebrating […]


Bowl Preview Bonanza Part IV: Beginning of The End

The proliferation of bowl games that facilitated 5-7 postseason participants (2-0, suckers!) accelerated in the last five years. However, it began with a creep at the turn of the millennium. Before various pre-Christmas bowls surfaced in the early 2000s, this week between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 was the appetizer ahead of the New Year’s […]


Bowl Preview Bonanza, Part II

Opening weekend for the 2015 bowl season did not disappoint. Kenneth Dixon became college football’s new touchdown king in New Orleans. One Mountain West team, San Jose State, rallied in Orlando, while another, New Mexico, fell just short in Albuquerque. Appalachian State’s torrid comeback in Montgomery sealed the Mountaineers’ first bowl win in program history, […]


Bowl Preview Bonanza, Part I

An unprecedented number of bowl games means a multifaceted bowl preview for you, dear CFB Huddle reader. Saturday opens the 2015-’16 bowl season with a hearty, five-game slate, featuring teams from the Mountain West, Sun Belt, MAC and Pac-12. Uh, and BYU. It doesn’t have a conference. So, yeah, the first bowl preview isn’t quite […]


Assessing The Group of Five New Year’s Six Bid

Navy’s loss at Houston Friday complicates the Group of Five conference’s New Year’s Six bowl bid, but the solution for any scenario is quite simply. Send the American Athletic Conference champion no matter what. Dissect it any way you so choose. With Toledo losing at home Friday to Western Michigan, the third installment of the […]


What Bowling Green QB Matt Johnson Is Doing Is Pretty Remarkable

From the conference that birthed #MACtion comes the newest midweek hashtag, #MattyJHeisman. For those unfamiliar, Matty J. is Bowling Green quarterback Matt Johnson, whose Falcons are in action tonight against Western Michigan. Tonight could offer a preview of the Mid-American Conference Championship Game, as both the Falcons and Broncos come in sporting matching 5-0 records […]


Arizona Fans, Admins Should Pay Attention to Dino Babers

Arizona fans concerned about rumors of head coach Rich Rodriguez’s flirtations with Virginia Tech, and Wildcat decision-makers looking to get proactive in what will be an especially active coach-hiring season, I have a suggestion: Tune into tonight’s Bowling Green-Ohio game. 6 p.m. MT. ESPN2. You’ll want to keep a close eye on the team in […]


Northern Illinois Upset of Toledo No Surprise

Northern Illinois handed AP No. 20/CFP No. 24 Toledo its first loss of the 2015 season, and the Rockets’ sixth straight defeat in the series since 2010. In this half-decade, Toledo’s been a quality program, playing in four bowl games with a fifth on the way. Northern Illinois’ just been a little bit better. Tuesday’s […]


College Football Coaching Carousel 2015 Promises Insanity

The coaching carousel spins more like a Gravitron than a merry-go-round in 2015. Openings in the SEC, Pac-12 and two in the Big Ten promise more reshuffling than 2011 — and it’s only Oct. 12. Steve Spurrier’s immediately retirement from South Carolina Monday, first reported and by Sports Illustrated, makes five vacancies opened since the […]